S-40.1 - Act respecting the Québec correctional system
42. The facility director may, at all times, authorize the temporary absence of an inmate for medical purposes, in particular where
(1) the inmate is terminally ill;
(2) the inmate’s state of health requires immediate hospitalization;
(3) the inmate must undergo an evaluation or medical examinations in a specialized environment; or
(4) the inmate requires care or treatment that cannot be provided in the correctional facility.